We visited Tassie a few years ago. Some thoughts...
We went from Melbourne on the ferry
. The service
is redolent of Australia
in the 1950's. ie The crew seemed to have good jobs. I found the trip uncomfortable.
Driving off the ferry
is not in a predictable order, complicated by a major quarantine check(not in the travel brochures). The locals know but by the time the dumb tourists get off all the restaurants have shut and it is difficult to get well priced accomodation.
The roads are good, which is just as well as the only way to get arround is by car.
Restaurants were not of a quality that I appreciated. Better to buy your own food
(there are some excellent roadside stalls) and cook it yourself.
The Tasmanian police welcomed me by locating a radar
trap on a downhill slope in an area that was not obviously built up. I only found out about it when I got back to Sydney
We took our young niece. It was difficult and somewhat expensive to get appropriate family
As with the rest of Australia accomodation during holiday times can be chockers. Best to book ahead with known reliable companies during those times.
Tasmania on a budget
is not all that comfortable. Splurging on better quality accomodation could make the whole trip more enjoyable.
The rest is just like the brochures.